AVP, IT Risk and Controls - New York - 10247BR

Role/Responsibilities

Moody’s IT Risk Management is looking for an Assistant Vice President who will be aligned to the IT Risk function and manage the IT Controls Program. This is a position requiring a strong background in IT Controls practices and solid communication and organization skills.

The ideal candidate is very motivated and willing to take on challenges, able to multi-task to succeed and has the ability work independently and with minimal oversight. The candidate has a deep understanding of the IT Control landscape and is able to articulate complex information through reports, dashboards and presentations that tell a story.

The Moody’s IT Risk Management team is globally responsible for helping the organization balance risk by aligning policies and procedures with Moody’s business and regulatory requirements. The team is responsible for the development, enforcement and monitoring of security controls, policies and procedures, disaster recovery programs, GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) reporting and the delivery of security services including the company’s Cyber Security program. The IT Risk Management team sets strategic direction for IT risk and security and aligns with stakeholders throughout the organization.

Functional responsibilities include:
  • Ensure that controls are sufficiently designed, documented, and evidenced to satisfy risk, audit and regulatory objectives:
  • Build security control and risk scorecards, metrics, and reporting capabilities in GRC to support assessment of security compliance and risk posture.
  • Direct cross-organization/ business unit Controls Working Group and operational teams to address security controls and compliance, coordinate exception evaluations, and track risk remediation activities, temporary exceptions, and control status and ownership.
  • Advocate, coach and highlight the impact of IT policies, standards, procedures and initiatives to promote, support and enhance security controls and negotiate resolutions of issues which arise during deployment and implementation of IT Controls and related practices.
  • Enable continuous technology compliance by maintaining up to date controls, coordinating controls testing and monitoring, identifying and escalating control non-compliance.
  • Serve on a team which is Moody’s IT (MIT) central point of contact for internal and external audit and regulatory activities:
  • Assist in organizing and preparing MIT responses to regulatory and audit requests including drafting of talking points and presentations on topics such as control design/execution and strategic risk mitigation programs.
  • Regularly liaise with Moody’s Compliance, Audit and Legal functions to proactively monitor pending and proposed legislation and upcoming reviews in order to adequately prepare for and adapt to new or heightened expectations.
  • Schedule, coordinate and lead self-assessments and tabletop exercises within MIT to help prepare teams for anticipating questions and requests related to upcoming audits.
  • Track remediation on reported audit and regulatory observations to ensure timely and comprehensive resolution; on a regular basis, issue reports to IT leadership as to current state.
  • Formalize ongoing processes to support risk management and audit/ compliance activities, identifying opportunities to integrate these into our technology enablement approach.
Team/Department:

Information Security
Qualifications:
  • Minimum education and work experience required for this position include:
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in IT Risk Management, Information Security and/or IT Audit, preferably within the financial services industry or a consulting organization.
  • BS or BA degree, preferably in technology, business or equivalent.
  • Relevant certifications, such as CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CISM, are a plus.
Key Competencies:
  • Control program execution and reporting management through a Governance Risk and Compliance solution.
  • Experience working with US federal/state and international regulators on IT control management and remediation (SEC, ESMA, JFSA….)
  • Strong knowledge of laws, regulations and standards that govern Information Security practices such as SANS CSC, NIST CSF, FFIEC, SOX, PCI, HIPAA and state and federal privacy laws.
  • Experience managing an ISO-27002 or NIST aligned security program.
  • Experience programmatically assessing and managing security risks associated with vendors, confidential and personal data, critical IT assets, technology projects, and business initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership in GRC tool selection, deployment and management and in GRC workflow definition and automation.
  • Experience coordinating across business units, audit, compliance and legal teams to provide outside entities with technology evidence, documented exceptions, mitigating controls, and/or remediation activities underway to verify technology compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with shifting deadlines and priorities under limited supervision.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to interact directly with customers that do not have an IT background.
  • Strong presentation skills involving large and of varying IT background audiences; ability to adjust message and filter details based on audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, internally and externally.
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available atwww.moodys.com.
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